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Thursday, July 21
 

10:00am

Feed Your Head: The VFX of Alice Through the Looking Glass
Leap into the journey through the VFX process of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Alice's esteemed VFX team leads HALON Entertainment's Tefft Smith II and VFX editor Ed W. Marsh will take the audience through scene building, shooting, and the final VFX process by breaking down some of Underland's most complex sequences. This panel will debut exclusive footage not seen in the theater.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 101
Comic-Con Film School is back for another four-day, nuts-and-bolts course on how to make a movie for very little money using available video technology and desktop postproduction software. Whether you're shooting your first Overwatch fan film or that story about the leather-clad girl who hunts cyborgs, this course will take you from script to final product so that you, too, can enter your own movie into the CCI: IFF. This first class covers the specifics of preproduction on the cheap, including screenwriting, scheduling, location scouting, crewing-up, and getting equipment for nothing. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril series), Jack Conway (producer, Machinima ETC), Vera Vanguard (producer, The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Dreamworks Animation Theatrical
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 07, 03:06PM
DreamWorks Animation invites you to find your happy place with a special Trolls presentation moderated by Chris Hardwick featuring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, director Mike Mitchell, co-director Walt Dohrn and producer Gina Shay.

Thursday July 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Hall H

11:00am

Masters Of The Web: How We Got Started, How You Can Get Started-
Some of the leading voices in the online film journalism/punditry world discuss the state of Hollywood movies, how they got started, and how you can get started with your own blog/podcast/YouTube channel. Panelists include John Campea (Comic-Con HQ), Tiffany Smith (Fandango, DC All Access), Kristian Harloff (Collider, Fandango), Grae Drake (senior editor, Rotten Tomatoes) Jeremy Jahns (YouTube film critic), and Jon Schnepp (Collider Heroes).

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 7AB

11:00am

Thursday Playback Room Block #1
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 09:55AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Dreamworks Animation Theatrical, and Snowden. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:45am

Snowden
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 14, 09:04AM
Open Road Films presents Oliver Stone's Snowden, featuring never-before-seen footage and a live conversation with legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone, in his first visit to Comic-Con, and actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, and Zachary Quinto.

Thursday July 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Hall H

12:00pm

The Pitching Hour
Kevin Burke and Chris "Doc" Wyatt (producers, Ultimate Spider-Man), Derek Hoffman (VP, Donner Co.), Jaime Burke, (executive producer, Quantum Break), Lindsay Rostal (VP, The Odd Gentlemen), Carina Schulze (president, Chatrone), Jennie Kong (pr strategist), a surprise guest or two and moderator Dan Evans III (VP, DC Entertainment) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

The Smitten Word: Romancing the Reader
Bestselling authors Sylvia Day (Crossfire novels), Christina Lauren (Beautiful series), Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling series), Chloe Neil (The Devil's Isle and Chicagoland Vampires series), and Tessa Dare (Castles Ever After series) turn up the heat at SDCC as they discuss the power of romance, the range and voice of the genre, and blush-inducing conversation and have a hilarious battle over movies, TV shows, and Hollywood's hottest. Moderated by HelenKay Dimon (Bad Boys Undercover series).

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:30pm

Moana: Art of Story
Legendary directors Ron Clements (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, Princess and the Frog) and John Musker (Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, Princess and the Frog) lead a panel of artists as they give a behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney Animation Studios' upcoming animated comedy-adventure Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Once on her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 6A

12:30pm

UDON 2016
UDON is celebrating another groundbreaking year of publishing the best of video games, anime, and manga from Japan and around the world. Come meet the artists and editors as they discuss this year's breakout hits and announce upcoming titles, including some big surprises you will definitely want to be the first to hear about! Plus: attendees will have a chance to win some of UDON's hottest new releases!

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

1:00pm

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Witness the first public exhibition of footage from acclaimed director/producer/writer Luc Besson's first-ever Hall H presentation, and his latest foray into science fiction. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis made up of thousands of species from all corners of the universe. Alpha's 17 million inhabitants have converged over time, uniting their talents, technology, and resources for the betterment of all. But not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; unseen forces are at work, placing their race in great danger. Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), producer Virginie Besson-Silla (Lucy, Revolver), Dane DeHaan (Amazing Spider-Man 2, Chronicle), and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Paper Towns) join moderator Josh Horowitz (MTV) and special surprise panelists for the first public sneak peek at Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, coming to theaters from EuropaCorp in Summer 2017.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall H

1:10pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #2
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 02:24PM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: CBS Television Studios Block - including Scorpion, American Gothic and MacGyver. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:10pm - 3:40pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

1:30pm

Fiction vs. Reality: An Investigation of Science in Movies
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 09:15AM
We love superhero and science fiction movies for their quick pace, fantastic ideas and spectacular action sequences. Cars flip into the air, trains derail and flatten everything in their paths, characters have extraordinary tools and abilities, and storylines travel throughout time and space. But could any of the imaginative scenarios we witness in action blockbusters actually happen? How often do movies reflect accurate science or realistic depictions of future technology and discoveries? How important is it for the science in fictional movies to align with reality? Join us as Fred Bronson (writer Star Trek: TNG), Adam Weiner (physics teacher, The Bishop’s School), Professor Brian Keating (astrophysicist professor, UC San Diego), Craig Titley (writer and producer Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) discuss the fine balance between storytelling, imagination, and realistic science.

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

Star Trek: 50th Year Celebration with Roddenberry Entertainment
Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry (executive producer, 2017 Star Trek TV series, son of Gene Roddenberry) and Trevor Roth (executive producer, 2017 Star Trek TV series) will be showing a special 5-minute Star Trek celebration video, releasing some exclusive material from the Roddenberry Vault, and partaking in a Q&A session moderated by Tory Mell (producer, convention director at Roddenberry Entertainment).

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

2:00pm

Meet Comic-Con HQ
Comic-Con HQ is the new streaming video-on-demand destination for the Comic-Con community. Enjoy live-streamed original programming and unbeatable access to SDCC panels, sneak previews, and special features during Comic-Con. Then continue the Comic-Con experience all year round with live events, original series, and daily entertainment news, plus hundreds of handpicked movies and TV shows from your favorite genres. Come meet the family and learn more about what you can expect from Comic-Con HQ, such as Con Man, Kings of Con, Pop Culture Quest, Her Universe Fashion Show, Impossible Science, Film HQ, Mostly Harmless, and What's News?! Surprise guests and sneak peeks abound!

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

2:00pm

State of the Holodeck
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 21, 07:28AM
It's been only a year since these speakers surveyed the VR landscape in their Building the Holodeck panel, but it seems like a lifetime in terms of what virtual and augmented reality are offering consumers, scientists, and media today. In this update, panelists Tony Christopher (CEO & president Landmark Entertainment Group), Mary Jesse (Chief Strategy Officer, VRStudios), Julian Reyes (VR producer, Fusion Media Network), Chanel Summers (Co-Founder at Syndicate 17/Lecturer at USC), Kevin T. Custer (Head of Advanced Media at GoPro), Mark Murphy (Partner/Creative Director, Neil deGrasse Tyson Presents Space Odyssey), and Michael Licht (Creative Director and Co-founder, Emblematic Group) will discuss how they create immersive environments ranging from zombie-infested castles and martian landscapes, to Syrian refugee camps.

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 32AB

2:00pm

PANEL: The Unsung Stuntmen and Women of the Movies
The stuntmen and women from your favorite TV shows and movies discuss and answer your questions about the stunt industry. Featuring Jessie Graff (Supergirl, American Ninja Warrior), Esteban Cueto (Iron Man 2, Jungle Book), Tiger Rudge (Star Wars Episode 8), Patrick Stenberg (Jurassic World), and Brian Danner (Sword Fights Inc). Moderated by Eric Cajiuat (The Hit Girl).

Thursday July 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

1986: There Can Be Only One
It was "a bad call, Ripley, a bad call," as Mark A. Altman's Algonquin Geek Table twists and shouts to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the glorious moviegoing nirvana of 1986. This panel of professional geeksperts will look back at such now classic films as Aliens, Highlander, Top Gun, Blue Velvet, Manhunter, Stand By Me, Ferris Bueller's Day's Off, Back to School, Big Trouble in Little China, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, The Fly, Short Circuit, Labyrinth, 9½ Weeks-and how could we forget (as much as we'd like to) Howard the Duck and Cobra? Starring Ashley E. Miller (writer, Big Trouble in Little China remake), Jose Molina (Firefly, Agent Carter), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Glen C. Oliver (Ain't It Cool News), Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, ST: TNG Blu-rays), and Charles de Lauzirika (Crave, The Alien Anthology). Moderated by Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood). There be whales here! Presented by the all-new Geek Magazine.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5AB

3:00pm

Early History of Comic Book Films
Film buffs and storyboard artists Gabriel Hardman (Dark Knight Rises, Spider-Man 3) Trevor Goring (Watchmen, Thor: The Dark World), and voice actor Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman, Justice League Unlimited) discuss the comic strip and comic book inspired films from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Featuring early silent films, parodies of the 1950s comic book juvenile delinquency debates, and more. Moderated by podcaster and pop culture historian John Siuntres (Word Balloon Podcast).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

3:00pm

Snoopy for President: Politics in Peanuts
Explore the world of politics through Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip. Hear about Charlie Brown, Linus, and Pigpen's humorous and endearing presidential campaigns and Snoopy's short-lived term as Head Beagle. Discover why "happiness is the best policy" through Hallmark's 1968 "Snoopy for President" sales campaign and how Schulz utilized his Peanuts characters to support numerous presidential initiatives.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 32AB

3:00pm

The Art Heroines
Learn from this group of veteran female artists working in film/live action, TV, animation, commercials, and toy industries. There will be new announcements of current projects and how you can get involved. They will bring an exclusive look into their work, including displayed props, puppets, and works in progress, and discuss how to maintain a successful career while staying creatively fulfilled. Danelle Vierkant (designer/builder, The Revenant, Comedy Bang Bang), Ivonne Escoto (designer/builder,Tron Legacy, Alien vs Predator, The Creature Shop Challenge), Denise "Dee" Chavez (background designer, Nickelodeon's Sanjay and Craig), Melissa Doss Diwa (designer/builder, The Creature Shop Challenge), Kristin Donner (painter/illustrator, Nickelodeon's The Fairly Odd Parents), and moderator Christine Papalexis (fabricator, Team America: World Police, Alien Resurrection), with special panelist Tracy Black (curator, Unlocking Wonderland and The White Rabbit Project).

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

3:30pm

Under the Radar
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 07:03PM
An in-depth look at the best in genre fare from the festival circuit and beyond, moderated by Fandango's Erik Davis and featuring the Los Angeles Times' Marc Bernardin, MTV's Amy Nicholson and The Daily Beast's Jen Yamato. Special guest panelists include Doug Benson and the team behind SXSW teen fanfic hit Slash, including director Clay Liford and star Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf), director Ti West with a look at his new film In A Valley of Violence, starring Ethan Hawke and John Travolta, TIFF hit The Mind's Eye with director Joe Begos, and hot off their successful Kickstarter campaign for the film adaptation of author Chuck Palahniuk's (Fight Club) award-winning novel, Lullaby, director Andy Mingo and producer Josh Leake will be bringing a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of this independent film that represents Palahniuk's very personal vision. Plus win free movie tickets from Fandango, as well as the chance to attend Comic-Con screenings of two of the panel's highly recommended and critically acclaimed horror films opening later this year.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hall H

3:30pm

Warcraft: The Road to Legion
A team of Blizzard Entertainment's veteran designers, writers, and artists talk about World of Warcraft: Legion, and the exciting content that will be leading up to its launch. The panelists include Alex Afrasiabi (creative director, World of Warcraft), Chris Robinson (senior art director, World of Warcraft), Matt Samia (senior creative director of brand marketing), and James Waugh (director of story & creative development). The panelists will also take part in a Q&A session, where you can ask all your burning questions about the Burning Legion.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:50pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #3
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 09:57AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Feral Audio Live with Dan Harmon and his Podcast Pals, and The Strain: Panel and Q&A. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:50pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:00pm

Geek's More Greatest Movies & TV Never Made: The Threequel
In the panel that wowed Comic-Con last year, take another look back at some of the greatest genre projects that never made it to the silver and small screens, ranging fromStar Trek: The Academy Years and The Beginning, two Trek prequels that were never produced to E.T. 2, David Lynch'sRonnie Rocket to James Cameron's Spider-Man, Buckaroo Banzai Vs. The World Crime League, Wolfgang Peterson's Batman Vs. Superman, and many more. The discussion will include filmmakers Ashley E. Miller (writer, Thor, X-Men: First Class), Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner Blu-ray, Twin Peaks Blu-ray), Steve Melching (writer, The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels), Thomas P. Vitale (movie and TV producer and former Syfy executive), Mark A. Altman (The Fifty Year Mission, The Librarians), David E. Williams (Geek magazine), Luke Ryan (Chaotic Good), and moderator Glen C. Oliver (Ain't It Cool News).

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

VIZ Media
Come party with VIZ Media! And by party, we mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America's largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles, including huge hits like Naruto, Death Note, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1⁄2, Tokyo Ghoul, One-Punch Man and more! Warning: panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling, and probably some clapping.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:30pm

Cartoon Creatives: Women Power in Animation
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 08, 12:05PM
While Women in Animation's initiative strives to have a 50/50 workforce in the animation world by 2025, there are women leading the charge right now, creating, innovating, and guiding cartoons into a future filled with talent that goes beyond gender, and their fans are loving every minute of it. Scheduled to appear are Lauren Faust (creator, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Brooke Keesling (director of animation talent development at Disney TV Animation), Lauren Montgomery (co-executive producer, Voltron: Legendary Defender), Stevie Wermers-Skelton (co-director, the upcoming Frozen Holiday Special), Gina Shay (producer, the upcoming Trolls), Katie Krentz (senior director of development: Cartoon Network, Steven Universe), Daron Nefcy (creator/executive producer, Star vs. the Forces of Evil) and Marge Dean (co-president, Women in Animation), talking about their experiences and upcoming projects. Moderated by Leslie Combemale of Animation Scoop.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:45pm

Sausage Party Filmmaker Conversation
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 19, 09:39AM
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been the masterminds behind some of the world's most outrageous, inventive, and hilarious comedies, and now they are going into the world of animation for Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures' Sausage Party: the world's first R-rated CG animated comedy. The film is about a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery story. Not only will you hear all about it as Drew McWeeny (film critic) leads a conversation, you can see the movie for yourself. Following the conversation, attend the ages 21+ pre-party starting at 6PM at the Mad House Comedy Club, Horton Plaza and screening at 8PM at the UA Horton Plaza 8 Theater (attendees at the panel should check in at the theater by 7:45PM for guaranteed screening admittance).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

6:00pm

Being a Nerd for a Living: IGN Talks Movies, TV and Comics
Join the crew from IGN to hear how they turned their nerdy passions into careers, and then stick around for the fan Q&A. Panelists include editors Joshua Yehl (comics), Jim Vejvoda (movies), Terri Schwartz (movies/TV), Scott Collura (movies), Eric Goldman (TV), Alanah Pearce (toys & culture), and Naomi Kyle (host).

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

6:00pm

PANEL: Independent Filmmaking for Low-Budget Features and Web Series
Chris Ray (managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), Gerald Webb (managing partner of DeInstitutionalized Films), and special guest James Cullen Bressack (writer/director/producer) share their collective wisdom on how to independently produce your indie project with a low budget.

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:10pm

Thursday Playback Room Block #4
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 09:59AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Under the Radar, MTVs Teen Wolf and Marvel’s Luke Cage. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 6:10pm - 8:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

7:00pm

DVD-Duesday Live
Chris Gore (PodCRASH, Film Threat) returns for a lively round of DVD-Duesday, his popular segment from G4TV's Attack of the Show. Join Chris and a panel of film experts including Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner: The Final Cut), Cliff Stephenson (Hannibal), Brian Ward (Shout! Factory), and a few famous surprise guests for a heated movie discussion. They will discuss the best DVD commentaries, the weirdest DVD special features, the debate over 4K content and the transition to digital download formats, and battle over the best DVDs of all time. Plus, get ready for a DVD-Duesday rapid-fire. Participate in movie trivia to win DVDs.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC

7:00pm

A Screening of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine
Mattel and Alex Ross Art bring to Comic-Con the 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film, inspired by the music of the Beatles, Yellow Submarine. Completely restored and re-mastered, this will be shown on the big screen for the first time since the 1970s. An amazing opportunity for those who have never seen the classic film and those who are die-hard Beatlemaniacs!

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

7:15pm

Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation
Featuring award-winning animated shorts from across the globe. The Festival is best known for theatrically premiering works of Tim Burton, John Lasseter (Toy Story), Bill Plympton (everything), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), and Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit). Focusing on pop culture and hilarious award-winning films, this screening allows the viewer to see the next generation of Hollywood superstars before anyone else. Meet Spike in person: bonus animation vs. animator.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6BCF

7:30pm

Legacy Effects: The Secret Partner
Everyone knows that Stark Industries developed Tony Stark's technology packed Iron Man suits and that PYM Technologies pioneered advances in nanotechnology, while both the UNSC and Omni Corp (a division of OCP) made major technological leaps in augmented soldier suits and robotics, but do you know that these companies, corporations and government agencies all subcontract out to the same company? Legacy Effects has created strategic partnerships with these and other world technology leaders such as the Union Aerospace Corporation, Trask, Oscorp Industries, Ingen, and Cyberdyne Dynamics. Through these partnerships, Legacy has secretly provided some of the most renowned and powerful companies in the multiverse with products and design and stands as a veritable one-stop-shop for armor, weapons, and technological solutions. Join Legacy as they share some of the technology and innovations that have helped make these other corporations so successful.

Thursday July 21, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 26AB

8:00pm

Breaking Badder: Suicide Squad and the Dawn of the Heroic Villain
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 09:28AM
Unlike classic protagonists, contemporary leading roles are filled with flawed characters who favor their own agendas over society's rules. We're fascinated by sociopathy, but do we really want to cheer for the bad guy? DC's Suicide Squad blurs the lines between hero, anti-hero, and villain beyond distinction. Are these concepts obsolete? Criminal profiler Mark E. Safarik, M.S., V.S.M.,(FBI Ret., Supervisory Special Agent, Behavioral Analysis Unit) will draw distinctions between killers as disparate as Deadshot and the Joker, using examples from real-life cases. Delving deep into the minds of villains and fans alike, forensic psychiatrists Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., (Broadcast Thought) will explore fandom's fascination with villains, reveal how real-life criminals may actually view themselves, and share how fictional characters – including villains – can inspire us through life's darkest challenges. Attorney Jeff Trexler (The Beat,The Comics Journal) will moderate, highlighting how fans – and creators – can find inspiration in these characters we love to loathe.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE

8:00pm

Bring Your Idea to Hollywood
There's no surefire blueprint for success, but having just optioned an idea to a major studio, Cesare Asaro (artist, Finding Frank and His Friend) and Kirstie Shepherd (writer, Spaceman Jax: Through the Mantagon Minefield) will share the story of their unconventional path to Hollywood, all the way from Austria, and lead an open discussion about how you can find your own way to the big screen.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 30CDE

8:00pm

Ghost of Name That Movie: The Sequel
Returning for its fourth straight year of fun, prizes and rare movie clips. A game show where you can be a contestant and win (marginally) valuable prizes! Inkpot Award winner and show creator, John Field has edited a fun-tastic program of 50 different sci-fi, horror, and fantasy film clips, ranging from the 1920s to today. Four contestants will be chosen from the audience to try to guess the names of the movies the clips are from. If any of the panel members cannot guess the clip, the audience gets the chance! That audience member gets a prize as well. Whichever contestant names the most clips will be the grand prize winner. The second to fourth places will get prizes as well.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 9

8:00pm

The 501st Legion: Star Wars Villainous Costuming
An introduction to the creation of fan-made villain costumes from all seven Star Wars movies and beyond. Legion members from the Imperial Sands and Southern California Garrisons will provide an overview of the creative process that bring Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett, or Kylo Ren from the silver screen in to reality. Dean Amstutz (ISG membership liaison) will discuss the membership journey, from initial interest through final approval. Lesley Farquhar (ISG commanding officer) will present information on the history, organization. and mission of the 501st Legion as "Bad Guys Doing Good"! Kevin Weir (Imperial Surplus Armor, KW Designs owner) will relate his process for working with hard armor parts. Jazlynne Wilson (ISG member) will speak about soft fabric construction. Dawn Bright (Flagship Eclipse Detachment executive officer) will discuss the process and requirements for bringing a new canon costume into the Legion. Todd Mullin (ISG executive officer) moderates.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

8:00pm

The 19th Annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
Ric Meyers (Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie, Kung Fu Trailers of Fury) is back, and he may not be better than ever, but the best international action film clips of the year are! And so are his co-hosts: Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood (Palm Strike Dance Party), Chris Mancini (Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary), and Neil T. Weakley and King of YouTube Kung Fu Eric Jacobus (Rope-a-Dope). Laughs, cheers, gasps, yes! Surprises, freebies, premieres? Mmmm . . . could be.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 6A

8:15pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Let's do the Time Warp Again! Executive-produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman, and Kenny Ortega, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an all-new star-studded reimagining of the cult classic, which is celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution, longer than any other film in history, for broadcast television! Sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (Ryan McCartan) stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter's (Laverne Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad scientist, with the help of his faithful servants Riff Raff (Reeve Carney) and Magenta (Christina Milian), is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror (Staz Nair), a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank's desires. Join cast and producers for an exclusive first look at the two-hour event premiering this fall on FOX.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:15pm - 10:45pm
Room 6DE

9:00pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Thursday Playback Free Play
Didn't get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this block that rebroadcasts some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest, and it's a second chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Thursday July 21, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 
Friday, July 22
 

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 102
Day 2 of this four-day course on micro-budget moviemaking focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, to lighting on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (producer, The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (producer, Machinima ETC), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica.)

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

The Giant's Dream: Documentary Screening & Chat with Brad Bird
From hundreds of hours of archival footage and myriad modern-day interviews comes a documentary that puts an in-depth spotlight on the beloved 1999 animated film The Iron Giant . Director Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) will lead a discussion following a final cut screening of this fascinating documentary that examines the intricate, behind-the-scenes details of the creative process in bringing this critically acclaimed film to the big screen. Author Ramin Zahed moderates.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 24ABC

10:30am

Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's Con Man Panel
Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Powerless, Star Wars: Rogue One) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), along with P. J. Haarsma, Felicia Day, Nolan North, Mindy Sterling, and many more, discuss their wild ride with Comic-Con HQ on season 2 and the amazing friends and unforgettable fans who made season one possible. You can expect plenty of surprise guests, giveaways, and one very special sneak peek! Moderated by Nathan Fillion.

Friday July 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hall H

11:00am

Nobility: The Screening
See Nobility, the long-awaited love note to sci-fi, and enjoy the heroes you're not looking for, but the ones humanity needs! This star-studded action/adventure story in the vein ofFarscape and Doctor Who is the perfect mash-up of action, drama, and comedy. Created by E. J. De la Pena (Jingle All the Way), starring Walter Koenig (Star Trek), Doug Jones (Hellboy), Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), Darren Jacobs (Royal Shakespeare Company), Cas Anvar (Assassin's Creed), Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis), Ellen Dublin (Lexx), Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena), Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse), Neil Kaplan (Voltron: Legendary Defender), and James Kyson (Heroes).

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

11:00am

Friday Playback Room Block #1
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:05AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room and Bones. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am - 12:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:30am

Tarzan on Screen and Page
Jim Sullos (president, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Cathy Wilbanks (archivist, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.), Anna Kislevitz (head of licensing and merchandising, 41 Entertainment, producer, Tarzan and Jane), Dr. Harry Kloor (Hollywood writer, producer, director), Matthew Rhodes (producer, former president of Bold Films and Mandalay Pictures), and author Scott Tracy Griffin (Tarzan on Film) discuss upcoming releases featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous literary heroes, including the animated Netflix Original Series Tarzan and Jane, comics, novels, and more based on Tarzan of the Apes, Carson Napier of Venus, and The Land That Time Forgot.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 8

12:00pm

Hasbro Star Wars
Members of the Hasbro team discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro's latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB

12:00pm

Space Goat: Evil Dead 2 and Beyond
Evil Dead fans rejoice. The Ash vs Deadites adventures you want are being published by Space Goat. This visual presentation and lively discussion with Space Goat staff Dave Olbrich, Tom Mason, and Jacob Bascle will feature exclusive sneak peeks into the future ofEvil Dead 2 comics. Also meet the team behind award-winning Monster Elementary Nicholas Doan and Gwendolyn Dreyer, Space Goat's newest all-ages graphic novel. Surprise guests! All things Space Goat Publishing, prepared just for you! Certified groovy!

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

12:00pm

The Dark Crystal's World of Publishing
J. M. Lee (author), Sierra Hahn (Archaia/BOOM! Studios), Rob Valois (Penguin Young Readers), and others will discuss the extremely creative and imaginative original young adult novels and graphic novels, delving into the magical world of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal in a Q&A session moderated by Halle Stanford (The Jim Henson Company). Fans will also be treated to a screening of the winning "Dark Crystal Fan Film" submission.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 9

1:00pm

Captain America: Civil War Screenwriting Q&A
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (writers of Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: Winter Soldier) discuss the joys and challenges of adapting the beloved comic tale into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Backstory Magazine publisher Jeff Goldsmith (host of The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast). Bring your questions!

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

1:00pm

I Love that Song! Composing, Scoring and Singing Superhero Style
Renowned Emmy Award-winning composers and songwriters Michael McCuistion (Justice League Unlimited), Lolita Ritmanis (Spectacular Spider-Man), and Kristopher Carter (Batman Beyond) and producer and lyricist James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) show how they write the music and songs to some of DC and Marvel's finest properties, including the making ofBatman the Brave and the Bold: The Music Meister, starring Neil Patrick Harris, and working alongside Mark Hamill onBatman: The Killing Joke. Be prepared to sing along, and hear a surprise guest or two lend their vocal talents live. Moderated by Anne Cecere of BMI and Chandler Poling of White Bear PR. A Q&A will follow the panel with fun giveaways for the participants.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

Ice Age to Space Age Costumes: Designing for Film
The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members discuss designing costumes for films, from The Solutrean to Star Trek: Beyond. Panelists include Ruth E. Carter (Chi-Raq), Sharen Davis (The Solutrean), Sanja Hays (Star Trek: Beyond), and Shawna Trpcic (The Cabin in the Woods). They are happy to answer audience questions about the process of filming today and how they work with the directors to create the looks. Christopher Lawrence (The Space Between Us) moderates this panel.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Friday Playback Room Block #2
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:06AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead, AMC’s The Walking Dead, and The 100 Panel and Q&A. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:00pm

Hollywood Location Scouts
What if your job was to find Gotham, search for Jurassic World, or hunt for Jakku? Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, relate some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Moderator Scott Trimble (Transformers: The Last Knight, War for the Planet of the Apes) joins Location Managers Guild International panelists William Doyle (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Green Lantern), Douglas Dresser (The Revenant, Kill Bill: Vols. 1 & 2), Leann Emmert (Kong: Skull Island, Transformers: Age of Extinction), John Rakich (American Gods, The Thing), and Alison A. Taylor (Straight Outta Compton, The Purge: Election Year).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

How It Should Have Ended
An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the popular web series and YouTube channel How It Should Have Ended. Featuring the debut of a never-before-seen episode, "How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended," which was written by the fans! Come hear a Q&A with creators Daniel Baxter (artist/writer) and Tina Alexander (producer/writer) along with Otis Frampton (artist), Junaid Chundrigar (creator of Bad Days and Hero Swap), and Chris Oldenburg (animator).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

2:00pm

The Super Fan Phenomenon in China
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 09:07AM
Uncle three (best-selling author, original story and writer of Time Raiders), Huang Shan (cosplay icon from China) and Liu Peiyao (vice president of Le Vision Pictures) will discuss how the “ACGN” phenomenon is driving Chinese pop culture and how Chinese industry leaders create entertainment to inspire the super fan lifestyle and how Chinese comic content to “Go Global”. Moderated by Joe Wong (Chinese American comedian).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 9

2:00pm

Transgender in Popular Media: From the Funny Pages to the Silver Screen
The eyes of the pop culture world are on the transgender community as more and more comics, television shows, and movies feature trans characters, trans creators, and their stories. How do trans characters affect narratives in popular genres? How can trans creators, artists, and actors best make their mark on popular arts? What are the next steps for trans representation from comic books to Hollywood? Join Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Stacked Deck Press) for a lively discussion of these and other topics with panelists Julie Rei Goldstein (Time Traveling Bong), Mikki del Monico (Alto), Shadi Petosky (Danger & Eggs), Bishakh Som (The Other Side: A Queer Paranormal Romance Anthology), Kylie Wu (Trans Girl Next Door), and Billy White Acre (composer, musician).

Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE

3:45pm

Dark Horse: Conversations with Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here's your chance to find out what he has in store next and get exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more!

Friday July 22, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hall H

4:00pm

Gears, Green Screens & Gaming: Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Video Games
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 04:48PM
Everyone loves to play video games, but how much do you know about the teams of creators who make them come to life? Join us for a behind-the-scenes discussion with collaborators from some of the world’s most popular games. Featured panelists will include VFX artists, motion capture producers, composers, character designers, directors, voice-over actors, and other creative artists who will discuss their work on various games such as Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Revelation Online, World of Warcraft, Overwatch and StarCraft II, Diablo III, Mafia III, ABZU, Star Wars: The Old Republic, ReCore, Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil V & IV, Saints Row III, IV & 4.2 and more. Celebrity Moderators: Scott Porter (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights, Scorpion) and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Once Upon a Time, Ugly Betty). Panelists include Austin Wintory (composer - ABZU, Assassin's Creed Syndicate), Neal Acree (composer - Revelation Online, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, StarCraft II), Eric Grimenstein (senior FX artist, Blizzard Animation - Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm), Pete Oswald (production designer - Angry Birds Movie), Vince Argentine (CEO, Mocap Militia - ReCore, Metal Gear Solid 5, Resident Evil 5+6, Saints Row 3, 4, 4.2) and Jesse Harlin (composer - Mafia III, Star Wars: The Old Republic).

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 29AB

4:00pm

Revengeance with Bill Plympton & Jim Lujan
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 08, 02:09PM
Voice actors Geo Brawn, Lalo Alcaraz, Sara Ulloa, Keith Knight and Ken Mora join two-time Oscar-nominated director Bill Plympton and writer Jim Lujan to preview their new animated feature, Revengeance, with finished clips from the film and a discussion of the production process, from raising funds via Kickstarter to the plans for distribution. Revengeance is set in the seedy underworld of L.A., with biker gangs, bounty hunters, and strange cults. Bill will also screen some recent shorts and a clip from his controversial new mockumentary, Hitler's Folly, plus a few surprises. Bill and Jim will take questions from the audience about their films, plus all attendees will receive a free Bill Plympton sketch.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:00pm

[CANCELLED] Maximum Ride
CANCELLED: Mon, Jul 18, 03:38PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

4:00pm

Friday Playback Room Block #3
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:07AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session, Marvel Television: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Dark Horse: Conversations with Joss Whedon. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm - 6:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

4:15pm

DC Page to Screen
Never before has DC Entertainment been more popular in TV, video games, home videos, and movie theaters. And with an impressive film slate and countless shows in series and production, it has never been a better time to be a DC fan! The people behind the scenes who translate the page to the screen show how your favorite stories and characters come to life!

Friday July 22, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6DE

4:30pm

Are Heroes Born or Made
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 21, 06:17PM
Join Industrial Light & Magic senior visual effects art director Christian Alzmann (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Hulk), writing duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War), and comic writer Christopher James Priest (Black Panther, Batman) to discuss the ultimate question: Who are the greater heroes – those who were born with powers, or those who have none? Panelists will participate in a Q&A session moderated by Christian Blauvelt (deputy culture editor, BBC.com).

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 24ABC

4:30pm

Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary
Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn, directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, and an all-star panel of filmmakers discuss the making of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 5AB

5:00pm

Man of Action Universe Building
Man of Action legends Joe Casey (Sex, Officer Downe), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants, Deadpool), Duncan Rouleau (The Great Unknown, The Nightmarist), and Steven T. Seagle (It's a bird . . ., Camp Midnight) bring their world-renowned workshop on universe building to Comic-Con. They will talk through some of their creative processes for their monster hits, including Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 for Marvel, which became Disney's Academy Award-winning film, and teach the ins and outs of creating compelling intellectual property from the ground up, with hands-on exercises. Attendees will need to bring something to write on, something to write with, and big batch of brain power, as the Man of Action crew and the audience will, over the course of the panel, build a new story universe!

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC

5:00pm

Reinventing Horror
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 01:19PM
For nine years, Mark L. Miller (writer, Pirouette, editor, Ain't It Cool News) has gathered a talented group of horror film and comic creators to discuss and dissect the horrors they make and what (if anything) scares them. This year, Mickey Keating (Carnage Park, POD director), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Holidays, Some Kind of Hate director), Radio Silence (V/H/S, Southbound directors), and Matt Pizzolo (Black Mask Studios producer) will talk about how to reinvent the horror genre, pushing new limits, twisting old concepts, and crafting brand new terrors to keep you up at night!

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

5:00pm

The State of the Industry: Animation
What do the pros think of the animation scene today? Is hand-drawn and VFX gone for good? What will be the impact of VR? How do I get a job? This panel will explore how animators fit into current business models of animation studios and the ever-changing landscape of motion pictures, television, and new media. Moderator Tom Sito engages in a lively discussion with Bill Plympton (Hitler's Folly, Cheatin'), Careen Ingel (The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show), Peter Ramsey (Tank Girl, Rise of the Guardians), Ken Duncan (Tarzan, Coca-Cola Man and Dog), and Camille Kanengiser (Freeform VR Labs, Elementerra).

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 28DE

5:05pm

PANEL: Mobile Filmmaking: How to Make a Movie Using a Smartphone
Mobile filmmaking is becoming the next big thing! You have heard of movies that used smartphone cameras to shoot, but you may still not be convinced that you can make a movie yourself using a smartphone from your own back pocket! Smartphone cameras now have the capability of shooting 4K -- which makes mobile filmmaking a possibility to be taken seriously. The founder of The International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego Susan Botello (S. Botello Productions) and San Diego mobile filmmakers Luis Juarez (IndieFone) and Rick Naravaez will share the ins and outs of what you need to get started as a mobile filmmaker. Do you need an app? Can you use microphones? How do you stabilize your videos for a smoother more professional look? Do you need a million dollars? Panelist will answer your questions and present some cool filmmaking tools and accessories. Get inspired to make movies, documentaries, promos, music videos, and just about any films using your smartphone as a camera! Learn to edit on the phone (or computer) and share your films with the world. Bring your smartphones and share the world of mobile filmmaking! With moderator Machelle Noel (Supergirl Unburdened, GeekRockTV).

Friday July 22, 2016 5:05pm - 6:05pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

5:30pm

Famous Monsters: Stake of the Union 2016
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 05:19PM
The world's first monster magazine returns to San Diego Comic-Con with more monsters than ever! Famous Monsters of Filmland publisher Philip Kim, executive editor David Weiner, and editor-in-chief Holly Interlandi (American Gothic Press) are joined by THIN creator Jon Clark, KILLBOX co-creator Tommy Riordan, TRANSMETROPOLITAN co-creator Darick Robertson, and FM cover artist/THE SIMPSONS animator Paul Wee to discuss the future of the magazine, the comics, the covers, digital subscriptions, and their new and exciting collaboration with History and A&E Network to bring you Alien Con, the first event to celebrate the hit TV series Ancient Aliens and science fact and fiction.

Friday July 22, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 26AB

6:00pm

Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror: What's Next On Your Must-See List
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 08, 10:41AM
Love The Witch?The Invitation? The Babadook? It Follows? You're Next? Experts including horror streaming service Shudder's curator Sam Zimmerman, Sundance Film Festival's Adam Montgomery, XYZ Films' Mette Marie Katz and Spectrevision's Elijah Wood and more as they discuss the indie horror movies that everyone will be talking about next. Featuring chats with these daring filmmakers and a sneak peek at their frightening work. From festival darlings to hugely anticipated films that just wrapped production, this is the place to come to find out what to keep an eye out for in the coming year. Not for the faint of heart! Filmmakers on the panel include producer Eric B. Fleischman (Carnage Park) and writer/director Sophia Takal (Always Shine). Moderated by Clarke Wolfe (Collider/Nerdist).

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 7AB

6:00pm

Funimation Favorites
Funimation staff take a look at some of their personal favorites from current anime and past classics. What's your Funimation favorite?

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

The Exorcist
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 03:50PM
See a special preview screening of the full first episode with stars Alfonso Herrera (Sense8, The Chosen), Ben Daniels (Flesh and Bone, House of Cards), Hannah Kasulka (Filthy, Preppy, Teen$, The Fosters), Brianne Howey (Scream Queens, Revenge) and and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (Commander in Chief, Beetlejuice, The Fly) and writer/producer Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four). Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, Academy Award-nominated The Exorcist terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades later, The Exorcist returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller on FOX this fall, following the story of two very different priests tackling one family's case of terrifying demonic possession.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6A

6:10pm

From Day Job to Dream Job: Making the Transition
UCLA Extension instructors Dallas King (director and genre-filmmaker, U.Z.L.A.), Peter Gend (VFX producer, The Simpsons Movie), Quinton Peeples (feature film and television writer/producer, Netflix/Marvel’s Iron Fist, Hulu’s 11-22-63), Brooks Wachtel (animation series writer, X-Men, Spider-Man), Robert Bryant (video game producer & author, Slay the Dragon: Writing Great Video Games), and moderator Kim Adelman (indie filmmaker, Just Friends) discuss how they transitioned from a practical day job to a professional career in the creative fields of writing, filmmaking, and gaming. Explore best practices for making the transition to your own dream job and get answers to your questions during a Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:10pm - 7:10pm
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

6:30pm

Trek Talks: Science, Smithsonian And Star Trek
From the cutting-edge labs of the Smithsonian Institution to the front lines of the digital economy, the promises made in Star Trek are coming true. This panel gives a glimpse at real Trek technology: the tricorder that may change medicine, laser weapon technology, and an actual tractor beam. And fans will get a preview of the original Starship Enterprise, fully restored after 50 years and the centerpiece of the National Air and Space Museum. This panel will include exclusive preview clips from Smithsonian Channel's two-hour special Building Star Trek, which will air later this year. Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, curator at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, moderates a discussion with Dr. Sonny Kohli, team leader of Cloud DX, a finalist for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE; David Grier, professor of physics and director of the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University, who is developing a real-life Tractor Beam; Dr. Rob Afzal, Lockheed Martin senior fellow Laser Sensor and Systems Harnessing the Power of Lasers; and Elizabeth Trojian, executive producer of Smithsonian Channel's Building Star Trek.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 5AB

6:45pm

Your Opinion Sucks!: Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans
Face off against your favorite Rotten Tomatoes critics and editor-in-chief Matt Atchity and senior editor Grae Drake of Rotten Tomatoes, in this highly interactive panel discussion, where audience members are invited to share movies and TV shows they love, hate, or love to hate. Everyone in the room will get the chance to vote "fresh" or "rotten" by using their personal "Tomatometer Paddle."

Friday July 22, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6DE

7:00pm

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Ron Diamond (founder and curator of the Animation Show of Shows and Acme Filmworks) presents a curated program of new animated shorts including Don Hertzfeldt's Academy Award-nominated animated short film World of Tomorrow, John Lewis and Janette Goodey's The Story of Percival Pilts, Amanda Palmer and Avi Ofer's Behind the Trees, and Lynn Tomlinson's The Ballad of Holland Island House. Diamond will moderate a Q&A with the audience.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 6BCF

7:00pm

The Gay Agenda in Horror: Terrifying Subtext
Horror films, TV shows, books and comics have always attempted to bring us to the threshold of our fears and force us to come face to face with the "otherness" that exists outside of the mainstream. For those in the LGBTQ community, this sense of otherness within the genre is not only terrifying, titillating, and transgressive, it's quite often also relatable. The LGBTQ community has had a long history with the horror genre, from James Whales' Frankenstein to the oft-cited "gayest movie of all time," A Nightmare on Elm Street 2. Has the current surge of LGBTQ acceptance and civil rights influenced the horror genre? Does a gay horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? Or has queer horror finally stepped out of the darkness and into the light? Prism Comics and moderator/screenwriter Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Flesh for the Inferno) and horror genre professionals Jaclyn Chessen (Shock Attack), Alan Rowe Kelly (Tales of Poe, The Blood Shed), Chris Landon (Disturbia, Paranormal Activity franchise), Aja Romano (web culture reporter, Vox/fandom expert), and Darren Stein (Jawbreaker, GBF) discuss the history of this popular field from a queer perspective.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:00pm

Friday Playback Room Block #4
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:09AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: South Park: Season 20, and iZOMBIE Panel and Q&A. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

7:00pm

Howl's Moving Castle Screening
Howl's Moving Castle is another visually spectacular tale of imagination from Hayao Miyazaki. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of the enchanting film. Hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

7:15pm

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Ryan Newman, Stacey Dash, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and director Anthony Ferrante will whet your appetite for the explosive new sequel in the pop culture juggernaut that is Sharknado! See exclusive clips of the fourth installment, which will be chomping down viewers this July 31 on Syfy. The cast and director will share stories from the set, explain why the story takes place five years into the future, and reveal how just many sharks it takes to destroy Las Vegas. Fans also get to partake in a Q&A session.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6A

7:30pm

Hollywood Science Fiction Museum
What began as the rescue of Star Trek Enterprise bridge sets in 2012 has become what will be the world's largest Science Fiction Museum and Horror Museum. Founder Huston Huddleston and special guests unveil news, photos, and videos from their nonprofit educational 2017 World Tour. Props and special events include Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly, Aliens, The Walking Dead and many more films and TV shows.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 24ABC

8:00pm

Shout! Factory and Scream Factory
Brian Ward (DVD producer) and Jeff Nelson (senior marketing director) make exclusive announcements, deliver sneak peeks of video from upcoming releases, and more.

Friday July 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

8:00pm

Star Wars Trivia Panel
The San Diego Star Wars Society has prepared a challenging, fun-filled trivia game for fans of the galaxy far, far away. The first game round is for kids ages 5-11, followed by three adult game rounds (ages 12 and up). Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe, and win valuable prizes. The trivia panel hosts are Brendan Prout, Linda Crispien, Leia Hornedo, Carlos Munoz, David Gutierrez and Shawn Mullen.

Friday July 22, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB

9:00pm

Celebrating 35 Years of Heavy Metal: The Movie
35 years ago saw the release of Heavy Metal, a film unlike any other that had come before: a psychedelic animated journey through the pages of the publication that defined a generation of comics fans and science fiction readers! Now we pay tribute to this legendary film with an exclusive live reading from the original script led by Metalocalypse co-creator Jon Schnepp and surprise guests, exclusive news on the new Heavy Metal film, and more! Join Schnepp along with co-CEO Jeff Krelitz and publicist Jeremy Atkins for a fitting tribute to the most metal animated film ever!

Friday July 22, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 28DE

9:00pm

Super Geeked Up Live
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 09:15AM
Join the Super Geeked Up crew as they discuss your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and video game topics and play fun geek-themed improv games like Geeky Accents, Universal Translator, and Let’s Geek It On! Plus a ton of audience participation and awesome prizes! Hosted by Jeff Burns with special co-host Christina Wren (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel) and special guests Rena Strober (Azura in Fire Emblem Fates) and Anna Brisbin (YouTube’s Brizzy Voices).And the world premiere of the trailer for sci-fi series Imperium from TJ Walker (Phoenix Run). Don’t miss this super-interactive award-winning show that will provide the zaniest fun you have at Comic-Con!

Friday July 22, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 29AB

9:00pm

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life Documentary Release
Filmmakers Michael Fiore (producer and 2nd unit director, Sony Screen Gems' Keep Watching) and Erik Sharkey (director, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster) will show clips from their original feature-length documentary, announce upcoming release dates, and reunite animation's "troublemaker" Floyd Norman (legendary Disney animator and story artist) with many animators and producers he worked with over his storied 61-year career. Panelists will include notables featured in the documentary, including Don Hahn (producer, Maleficent), Gary Trousdale (co-director, Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast), Leonard Maltin (film critic and historian), Ken Mitchroney (writer, director, and story artist), Tom Sito (animator and professor of animation, USC), and Leo Sullivan (animator, producer, and publisher). The documentary also features interviews with Whoopi Goldberg (actress), Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist), Richard Sherman (Disney music composer), Scott Shaw! (cartoonist), and Ralph Guggenheim (former Pixar VP of animation). The documentary is supported with a wonderful jazz music score by Ryan Shore (composer, Disney's Penn Zero, WB's Scooby-Doo!, and The Oscars) and original animation by up-and-coming artist and animator Nirali Somaia. The filmmakers will moderate a Q&A session and give away exclusive SDCC miniposters designed for the documentary by legendary illustrator Drew Struzan.

Friday July 22, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Room 9

9:00pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Friday Playback Free Play
Didn't get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this block that rebroadcasts some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest, and it's a second or maybe even a third chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Friday July 22, 2016 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

9:15pm

ScreenJunkies: Honest Trailers and Movie Fights Live
The entire ScreenJunkies team is on hand with exclusive video content, including a never-before-seen Honest Trailers, as ScreenJunkies' own Andy Signore (creator, Honest Trailers), Dan Murrell (editor, Honest Trailers). Spencer Gilbert (writer, Honest Trailers), and Jon Bailey (voice, Honest Trailers) take you behind the scenes of your favorite Honest Trailers, hosted by Hal Rudnick (ScreenJunkies Show). Followed by their biggest Movie Fights yet, featuring eight all-star, fighters, including Doug Benson (Doug Loves Movies), Max Landis (writer, Dirk Gently), Nick Mundy (Mundy Night Raw), and many more surprise guests!

Friday July 22, 2016 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Room 6DE

9:30pm

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation
Not for the faint of heart! This program theatrically premiered Spirit of Christmas (Matt Parker, Trey Stone), Frog Baseball (Mike Judge), and Dr. Tran (Breehn Burns, Jason Johnson). Bear witness to the outrageous hilarity of everything thought possible and impossible of Sick & Twisted Animation. You, the lunatic fringe of society, vote on the films as they screen in front of you. Highlights this year include the new heavy metal rock song sung and played by your favorite pop culture heroes in Batmetal Returns, Horned Grandma, and Shiny. Meet Spike, who will be introducing the show in person.

Friday July 22, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 6BCF
 
Saturday, July 23
 

10:00am

I Read It Before (And After) It Was a Movie
Each day, our newsfeeds blow up with items of more amazing sci-fi/fantasy books being optioned for film or TV, and bookstore shelves are filled with cinematic tie-in novels to geeky summer blockbusters. But what does it take to make the jump from page to screen, and back again? Authors explore the journey of stories from page (both prose and comics) to screen (multi-media) and even stage, and vice versa. Maybe this illustrious group will be able to answer the question of whether it really is better to read the book before seeing the movie! Ransom Riggs (Tales of the Peculiar), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Prequel), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Zeroes), Ben H. Winters (Underground Airlines), and Comic-Con special guest Peter David engage in conversation with moderator Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 7AB

10:00am

What Happened
How many great (or terrible?) scripts lie forgotten in the bottom of Hollywood filing cabinets? How did they get there? Why are they still there? Why were they never made? Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne (the dynamic duo behind the hit documentary The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?) and surprise panelists uncover some of Hollywood's greatest urban legends, from Superman Lives to Jodorowsky's Dune.

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 103
Day 3 of our course on microbudget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril series), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (actor, Nazis at the Center of the Earth), Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica), and actors Megan Rees, Kelsey Walmer, and Bradley Upton.

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:30am

Saturday Playback Room Block #1
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:14AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries, and Warner Bros. Pictures. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:30am - 1:20pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:30am

Monster High
Welcome to Monster High! Be the first to experience exclusive scenes from upcoming movies with new character introductions and real-time commentary from the creators! The panel, hosted by "Draculaura" (voice actress Debi Derryberry), also allows for fan Q&A with toy and packaging designers and content creators. There will also be fan costume contest with fantastic prizes for the winners.

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

Warner Bros. Pictures
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 05:37PM
Warner Bros. Pictures will showcase several of its most-anticipated upcoming feature releases in its Hall H presentation, headed up by master of ceremonies Conan O’Brien: Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Connie Nielsen and director Patty Jenkins. Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara, along with writer/director David Ayer. Director Chris McKay and star Will Arnett from The LEGO Batman Movie. Charlie Hunnam, who plays the title role in Guy Ritchie’s epic actioner King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, from Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures. Stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts of Warner Bros.’ and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island. Director David Yates with stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller and Colin Farrell from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Saturday July 23, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Hall H

12:00pm

Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild Who Work in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Genre
The production designer reads 100 pages of nothing-but-words-on-paper and then must literally dream up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which the tale should take place. Though the story may be set in some mythic past, the here and now, or some nearly unimaginable future, it's always human emotion rendered in color and composition. And following that, the designer must gather and organize an army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will somehow render that design for the big screen. Panelists are Dave Blass (Preacher), James Chinlund (War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Avengers), Sean Haworth (Deadpool), and Patrick Tatopoulos (Die Hard 4, Dark City, I, Robot). John Muto (Home Alone, Species) moderates.

Saturday July 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:00pm

Hollywood to Bollywood via Dubai: Tomorrows Movie Production Super-Triangle
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 22, 11:21AM
Directors, actors, producers, and film financiers from Bollywood, Hollywood, and Dubai reveal the ins and of outs of getting projects funded and produced in the heart of tomorrow's movie production super-triangle. The panel will explore Dubai's recently constructed Dubai Studio-City and Bollywood's new international production policy, both of which are looking for productions shot in partnership with the U.S. The panel covers aspects of this new production formula, from financing to shooting a movie to premiering. Panelists include Ismail Khan (Hollywood Global Productions), Griff Furst (Ghost Shark), Sunny Vachher (producer, One Under the Sun), Maureen Hubley (Ancient Temple Films), Jude Gerard Prest (director), Radhika Chaudhari (Indian director, produce and actress woking in both Bollywood and Hollywood), Stephen Kaplan (feature film producer specializing in international film financing) and moderator Eric Forsberg (Mega Prianha).

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 23ABC

1:30pm

Saturday Playback Room Block #2
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 02:29PM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: The Simpsons, Family Guy, and American Dad. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:30pm - 3:05pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:00pm

Women Rocking Hollywood
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 14, 05:08PM
This exciting new panel features powerful, talented women changing Hollywood from the inside. As creatives, directors, and producers, they are breaking box office records and showing Hollywood altering the status-quo just makes for better movies. Scheduled to appear are Victoria Alonso (exec producer, Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War), Deborah Snyder (producer, Wonder Woman, Justice League), Angela Robinson (writer/director, D.E.B.S., True Blood, How to Get Away With Murder), Catherine Hardwicke (director, Twilight, upcoming Love Letters to the Dead) and Kirsten Schaffer (exec director, Women in Film: LA) and other special guests, talking about positive changes in tinsel town, their work, and future projects. Moderated by Leslie Combemale of Cinema Siren.

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:45pm

Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 11:06AM
Icons of entertainment reunite as the Mystery Inc. gang and WWE Superstars team-up for their second animated adventure, Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon. When Scooby and the gang attend an off-road racing competition, the last thing they expect is to stumble upon a menacing phantom. However, before they can say "ruh-roh," things take a turn for the worse, as Inferno schemes to sabotage the race and cause chaos for everyone. With the help of WWE Superstars Triple H, Paige, Sheamus, Mr. McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Lana™, Rusev®, The Miz®, Kofi Kingston® and Goldust®, as well as Scooby's new driving partner, The Undertaker, it's up to Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang to save the race before it's too late! Be among the first public audience to see footage from the sequel to one of the best-selling films in Scooby-Doo history. WWE Superstars Sheamus and Paige join the longtime voice of Daphne, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), along with producer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Young Justice), director Tim Divar (Young Justice), WWE Studios President Michael Luisi, Warner Bros Animation Senior Vice President Jay Bastian - and a few mystery guests - for an in-depth discussion about this all-new animated film. IGN's Eric Goldman will moderate the festivities, which will include special prizes for a few lucky fans. Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon, will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 9, 2016, just in time for the excitement of this year's WWE SummerSlam.

Saturday July 23, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Room 6BCF

3:15pm

Aliens: 30th Anniversary
Writer/director James Cameron (Avatar) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) join cast members Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Bill Paxton (True Lies), Lance Henriksen (Millennium), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), and Paul Reiser (Red Oaks) for a look back at the iconic science fiction classic in honor of the film's 30th anniversary.

Saturday July 23, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hall H

3:15pm

Saturday Playback Room Block #3
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:16AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Star Trek, Grimm Season 6, and Aliens: 30th Anniversary. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Saturday July 23, 2016 3:15pm - 5:45pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

5:30pm

Buckaroo Banzai: Getting the Band Back Together
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 03:16PM
Lewis Smith (Perfect Tommy), Billy Vera (Pinky Carruthers), Damon Hines (Scooter Lindley), Gerald Peterson (Rug Sucker) and Pepe Serna (Reno Nevada) discuss their experiences making this cult classic, their participation in the upcoming Shout Factory special edition Blu-ray, and their potential involvement in the new Banzai television series being spearheaded by Kevin Smith. Moderated by Joe Parrington (publicist, Raining Hollywood Publicity).

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 8

5:30pm

The Final Girls & The Future of The Midnight Movie
The creatives and select cast behind 2015's cult-classic in the making, The Final Girls, and actual fan-favortie final girls from horror films throughout the years discuss the film's road to the screen, its midnight movie roots, what the rules are for a final girl in this day and age, and what makes a modern and classic midnight movie favorite! Bonus: watch select scenes with the cast and final girls and join them in suggesting Rocky Horror style rituals to enact in future viewings of the film. Panelists include director Todd Strauss-Schulson, writers Joshua Miller and M. A. Fortin, director of photography Elie Smolkin, cast members Thomas Middleditch and Angela Trimburs, and a surprise slate of actual final girls from horror film history! Featuring exclusive signed giveaways from the film.

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

5:30pm

Warner Archive's Toonstock: The Return of the Music Meister Sing-Along
ADDED: Fri, Jul 15, 02:13PM
Back for a fifth helping is Warner Archive's tribute to some of the finest cartoon music ever produced, including a reprise of the immensely popular sing-along with the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode, “Mayhem of the Music Meister.” Join some special guests alongside Warner Archive podcast hosts Matt Patterson and DW Ferranti and moderator Gary Miereanu for a toe-tapping, floor-stomping tour of cartoon music from the past half-decade, featuring the first-time-on-DVD Histeria! and such old favorites as Where’s Huddles, The New Adventures of Gilligan, Jonny Quest, The Herculoids and Devlin!

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A

5:30pm

Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Hall H

5:55pm

Saturday Playback Room Block #4
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:17AM
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A, The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A, and Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:55pm - 8:25pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina

6:00pm

Comic-Con How To: Documentary Filmmaking
Documentaries are more prolific than ever and in this panel you will learn how to produce and direct your own with a minimal budget and existing, commercially available equipment. Topics covered will include documentary narrative structure, how to conduct interviews, "writing," documentaries, and anecdotes from our panel of professional documentary filmmakers. Panelists include Edward Doty (host of Documentality podcast), Jessica Hernandez (editor, The Punk Singer, Bhutto), Mike J. Nichols (editor, Last Play at Shea, Who the **** is Frank Zappa) and Amanda Spain (director, Wrestling the Curse).

Saturday July 23, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 2

7:00pm

Kevin Smith
What if you had a panel and the audience didn't show up? Kevin Smith can tell you what it's like: Last year, the clown prince of Comic-Con saw thousands of people abandon his annua Hall H talk for a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor Star Wars concert. But the plucky, portly director and podcaster is back to tell silly stories and talk about his new movie Yoga Hosers, his AMC Network shows Comic Book Men and Geeking Out, directing an episode of The Flash for The CW, his forthcoming Buckaroo Banzai adaptation, and the Mallrats sequel that's gonna be a TV series! You can't miss this perennial Hall H highlight (unless there's something way better going on at the same time, like a Star Wars concert).

Saturday July 23, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hall H

7:30pm

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 11:19AM
The Final Fantasy franchise returns with Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, the fully CG animated movie and Final Fantasy XV, the highly anticipated video game. Takeshi Nozue (director), Liam Mulvey (voice/motion capture actor), Andrea Tivadar (capture model), Dan Inoue (lead writer/localization director), and Mat Kishimoto (Square Enix US product marketing director) share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, debut the full-length movie trailer, and provide fans with a rare opportunity to hear about the franchise from their perspective. Moderated by IGN's Marty Sliva.

Saturday July 23, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Room 7AB

8:00pm

Neil Gaiman in Film: Dream Dangerously, The Price, Temple of Art
Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods), Jordan Rennet (She Makes Comics), Cat Mihos (Dream Dangerously), Allan Amato (Temple of Art), Olga Nunes (Temple of Art), Christopher Salmon (The Price), Geoff Notkin (Meteorite Men), and Ethan McQuerrey (The Executive) discuss three different upcoming films featuring Neil Gaiman (Sandman,How To Talk To Girls At Parties).They will show clips from the films and then have a Q&A session/discussion moderated by Ethan McQuerrey and Geoff Notkin.

Saturday July 23, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB

9:00pm

Troma Entertainment
Find out what is happening in Tromaville! Legendary filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman, creator of The Toxic Avenger and president of Troma Entertainment, will be filling you in on all things Troma, along with his friends and honorary Citizens of Tromaville. Panelists include Skinner (world-renowned artist), filmmaker Kansas Bowling (writer/director ofBC Butcher, a new release from Troma), Rodney Bingenheimer (DJ, mayor of the Sunset Strip, BC Butcher), and Pat Kaufman (producer, Poultrygeist, Return to Nuke Em High Vol 2). Moderated by Megan Silver, with intro by Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics).

Saturday July 23, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Room 23ABC

9:40pm

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Saturday Playback Free Play
Didn't get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this block that rebroadcasts some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest, and it's a second or maybe even a third chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)

Saturday July 23, 2016 9:40pm - 10:40pm
Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
 
Sunday, July 24
 

10:00am

Comic-Con Film School 104
The final day of our comprehensive course on microbudget moviemaking revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, visualFX, and finally, how to optimize your movie for uploading to the internet. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril series), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (producer, Machinima ETC), and Sean Rourke (writer, Ballistica).

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 04:42PM
Girls around the world now have their very own Super Hero universe in which to play, watch, read and be inspired! To further bring this all-new realm to life, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing DC Super Hero Girls shorts, TV specials and – as a Comic-Con exclusive presentation – the World Premiere of DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. After the screening, voice cast members and filmmakers will discuss the animated feature-length movie, as well as spotlight the partnership between WB Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Mattel in bringing the DC Super Hero Girls to life with a full line of action dolls, figures, accessories and playsets in the Fall of 2016. Also on the docket is a look at DC’s first-ever original graphic novel for DC Super Hero Grisl, as well as books from Random House. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year features some of the top voice actors in the industry. Panelists will include the voice of Wonder Woman, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery); the voice of Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy, Tara Strong (The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony) and the voice of Supergirl, Anais Fairweather (DC Super Hero Girls), alongside producer Jennifer Coyle (Bob’s Burgers), director Cecelia Aranovich (Bob’s Burgers), screenwriter/author Shea Fontana (Doc McStuffins, The 7D) and award-winning author Lisa Yee (DC Super Hero Girls books, American Girl books), as well as several surprise guests. DC All-Access host Tiffany Smith will moderate the panel. And everyone in attendance will receive a special DC Super Hero Girls gift courtesy of WB Consumer Products. The stellar voice cast also includes Mae Whitman (Batgirl/Barbara Gordon), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on August 23, 2016 on DVD.

Sunday July 24, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 6BCF

11:00am

Do You Wanna Build a Mando
The members of Haran'galaar (San Diego chapter) and Manda'galaar (Los Angeles chapter) discuss the process of building Mandalorian armor, the application process, what happens after you're approved, and why exactly they troop.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:05am

Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards
The films have been shown, now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2016 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’s Adam Neese talks to this year’s trio of judges, filmmaker Eric Jacobus (writer/director/star of last year’s CCI: IFF Judges’ Choice award for Rope a Dope 2), filmmaker Nick Murphy (Spoon Pictures), and editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes Matt Atchity (Sleepy Hallow, Bedazzled, MADtv) about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:05am - 11:55am
Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

12:00pm

R2 Builders: How to Build Your Own R2-D2
Get all of the information you need to build your own fully functional droid character from the Star Wars universe. Experienced builders share their knowledge and expertise to make your build a success.

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 30CDE

12:15pm

World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 15, 04:46PM
The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best – protecting the citizens of Gotham – in the third installment of the Batman Unlimited series, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants. When evil scientist Mr. Freeze activates his latest invention on two of Gotham’s most formidable criminals – Killer Croc and Bane – things go from bad to worse. Turning them into super-sized mutant monsters, the Super-Villains start bashing through the streets of Gotham with no end in sight. It’s up to the Caped Crusader and his Super Hero team to save the day by putting the giant robot mechs in their place – but it will be an uphill battle as they face off against enormous foes. Join the heroic voices of Batman, Green Arrow and Nightwing – Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed games), Chris Diamantopoulos (Episodes, Silicon Valley) and Will Friedle (Batman Beyond, Boy Meets World), respectively – along with the villainous voice of Killer Croc, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood) and filmmakers and other voice cast members for the World Premiere of the film and a lively panel discussion afterward. The cast includes Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder, Kick Buttkowski), Oded Fehr (The Mummy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911), Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham) and Phil LaMarr (MAD TV, Futurama). Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants is produced and directed by Curt Ceda from a script written by Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants comes to DVD via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 13, 2016.

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Room 6BCF

12:30pm

Crackle Dead Rising: Endgame
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Capcom's Dead Rising franchise with a discussion about the recent release of Dead Rising: Endgame from Crackle and Legendary Digital Media. Stars Jesse Metcalfe, Marie Avgeropoulos, Jessica Harmon, and Keegan Connor Tracy will join in a panel discussion, along with director Pat Williams, co-writer and producer Tim Carter, and executive producer Tomas Harlan. Got Zombrex?

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 8

1:30pm

An Adventure in Virtual Reality Storytelling
There is no limit to the depth of experiences that can be created in the realm of virtual reality. But is a trip to the bottom of the ocean or a walk on the surface of Mars enough to keep audiences coming back for more? Creators who are working on the front lines of this exciting new technology discuss innovations such as 360-degree movies and the art of creating interactive story experiences. Moderator Neo Edmund (screenwriter, author of the Red Riding Alpha Huntress Series) is joined by panelists Micke Hjorth (chairman of the board, Starbreeze Studios), Sarah Kinga Smith (producer of motion picture, digital and VR, CEO of RES literary talent management & production), Andrew Cochrane (digital & interactive director, Mirada Studios), Varun Lella (digital, business development & TV literary agent, Paradigm), and Kane Lee (head of content at Baobab Studios).

Sunday July 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 23ABC

2:00pm

Bam! Whack! Boom!: Psychological and Personality Influences on Pop Culture
Why do people identify with Batman but not Iron Man? Or Kylo Ren but not Han Solo? Or Avengers but not Justice League? These decisions inform everything from movies, spinoff ideas, fan loyalty, sales, and toy production. Results from a multiyear research study examining over 650 pop culture characters conducted by Keith W. Beard, Psy.D. (professor, department of psychology, Marshall University), April Fugett, Ph.D. (professor, department of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, Elijah Wise, Josh Carter, and Jacob Mills (doctoral students, Marshall University) demonstrate how personality and psychological factors inform character preference and brand allegiance, particularly in a market where new releases may influence character recognition and popularity. These results and additional information will be discussed.

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina

2:15pm

Starship Smackdown XVI: Don't Blame It on Rio Edition
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 03:33PM
Who will duke it out for the highly-coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will the Millennium Falcon be assimilated by the Borg Cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathars? The panel of sage spaceshipologists trying to outwit, outplay, and outphaser include Bobak Ferdowsi ("Mohawk Guy" and actual spaceship builder), Kay Reindl (Scream, Millennium), Christian Gossett (The Red Star and notorious cookie monster), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Robert Meyer Burnett (ST: TNG Blu-ray, Free Enterprise), Jose Molina (Firefly, Agent Carter), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and the Gene Rayburn of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission, The Librarians). End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown.

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 6A

3:00pm

Inside DST: Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Marvel & More!
Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira and prototype painter Jason Wires discuss upcoming action figures, statues, ships, and banks for Doctor Strange, Gotham, and more! Marketing supervisor Zach Oat moderates.

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 24ABC

3:00pm

Paper Toys
Renee Jablow (Grammy-nominated paper engineer and author) returns to Comic-Con to lead a workshop making paper toys. Participants will make paper toys of popular licensed character featured in a recently published books by Studio Fun International (previously Reader's Digest Children's Publishing).

Sunday July 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 30CDE